Final hh - 13.8.21 portsmouth lte pre-announcement release (updated final)
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AT&T 4G LTE COMING TOPORTSMOUTH THIS YEAR
As Part of AT&T’s Project VIP Investment, Customers Can Look Forward
toConnecting on the Nation’s Fastest and Most Reliable 4G LTE Network
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (Aug.21, 2013) —AT&T* plans to roll out4G LTEin Portsmouthby the end of this
year, bringing customers the latest generation of wireless network technology and faster mobile Internet
speeds from the nation’s fastest and most reliable 4G LTE network**.AT&T 4G LTE currently covers
more than 225 million people, and by the end of 2013, coverage is expected to expand to nearly 270
million people and more than 400 markets.
Watchhereto see several of the benefits AT&T 4G LTE provides. LTE technology is capable delivering
speeds faster than many other mobile Internet technologies***. Customers will be able to stream,
download, upload and game faster than ever before on the latest 4G LTE-compatible smartphones,
tablets and devices.
―Portsmouth enjoys AT&T’s fast 4G speeds today, and our teams will be working hard across the city
toward our upcoming 4G LTE launch,‖ said Mark Romito, AT&T External Affairs Director.―AT&T
customers inPortsmouthcan look forward to even faster speeds by the end of the year, on our leading
lineup of smartphones, tablets and other devices.‖
AT&T’s innovation and investment has resulted in a nationwide 4G network with ultra-fast speeds and a
consistent user experience. The great performance of AT&T’s fastest and most reliable 4G LTE
network continues to be validated by independent third-party testing:
AT&T now has the most reliable 4G LTE network. According to independent third-party data,
AT&T has the highest success rate for delivering mobile content across nationwide 4G LTE
Meanwhile, our 4G LTE service was recognized as having faster average download and upload
speeds than any of our competitors in PCWorld/TechHive’s most recent 20-market speed
tests— the second consecutive year that AT&T has ranked first overall. PCWorld/TechHive also
ranked AT&T’s as the fastest combination of 3G and 4G services in the 20 cities it tested.****
And AT&T was named America’s fastest 4G LTE network in PC Magazine’s 2013 Fastest
Mobile Networks 30-market study— and also swept the top rankings in all six U.S. regions from
coast to coast: Northeast, Southeast, North-Central, South-Central, Northwest and
In addition, RootMetrics® has awarded AT&T for strongest overall call, text, and data performance in
multiple markets from January through June of this year.******
AT&T’s 4G LTE deployment is part of AT&T’s Project Velocity IP (VIP), a three-year investment plan
announced last fall to expand and enhance its IP broadband networks. Through this investment, AT&T
is supporting its customers’ growing desire for high-speed Internet access and new mobile, app and
cloud-based services. As part of Project VIP, AT&T plans to add more than 10,000 macro cell sites
nationwide by year-end 2015, as well as deploy more than 40,000 small cells and add more than 1,000
Distributed Antenna Systems to increase the density of its wireless network.
Over the past five years, AT&T invested nearly $98 billion into operations. Since 2008, AT&T has
invested more capital into the U.S. economy than any other public company. In a July 2012 report, the
Progressive Policy Institute ranked AT&T No. 1 on its list of U.S. ―Investment Heroes.‖
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not
by AT&T Inc.
** Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. Speed claim based on a comparison of U.S.
national carriers’ average 4G LTE download speeds for Android™ and Windows smartphones and iPhone 5. Reliability claim
compares data transfer completion rates on nationwide 4G LTE networks. 4G speeds not available everywhere.
*** 4G LTE device and data plan required. Learn more about 4G LTE at att.com/network.
**** PCWorld/TechHive, May 23, 2013, “AT&T clocks best overall speeds with 3G/4G combo”